Watch TV Shows on Lifetime

Over the course of its history, Lifetime has been traded around among a circle of corporate media-giant parents, but the cable channel's programming focus has stayed mostly consistent throughout. Originating in 1984 as a merger between the women-oriented Daytime and Cable Health networks, Lifetime was intended from the beginning to target female audiences. Although that goal is less explicit now, the channel's programming philosophy remains essentially the same.

In the mid-1980s, Lifetime attempted to capitalize on the talk show boom, airing talk and interviews shows hosted by Regis Philbin and sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer. The channel also aired reruns of network comedy and drama series that had established female audiences.

Through the 90s, Lifetime left doubt about its target demographic, as the channel adopted the tag line "Television for Women." That branding continued until 2006, when the network dropped the tag line and worked to broaden its audience to include more men and young people.

Lifetime is now a subsidiary of A&E, and like A&E's other cable channels, Lifetime has incorporated reality shows such as "Dance Moms" into its schedule. The channel also still airs syndicated reruns and original dramatic series like "Devious Maids" and "Witches of East End." Lifetime original movies, famous for their women's-issues-related themes and melodrama, also continue to be a staple of the schedule.

    Dance Moms
    Dance Moms
    Married at First Sight
    Married at First Sight
    Bring It!
    Bring It!
    Project Runway
    Project Runway
    Army Wives
    Army Wives
    Little Women: Atlanta
    Little Women: Atlanta
    Witches of East End
    Witches of East End
    The Rap Game
    The Rap Game
    Raising Asia
    Raising Asia
    Little Women: LA
    Little Women: LA
    UnREAL
    UnREAL
    Little Women: Dallas
    Little Women: Dallas
    Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition
    Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition
    America's Supernanny
    America's Supernanny
    Unsolved Mysteries
    Unsolved Mysteries
    YOU
    YOU
    The Client List
    The Client List
    Bringing Up Ballers
    Bringing Up Ballers
    Child Genius
    Child Genius
    Drop Dead Diva
    Drop Dead Diva
    Cellmate Secrets
    Cellmate Secrets
    Cheerleader Nation
    Cheerleader Nation
    Kim of Queens
    Kim of Queens
    Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart
    Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart
    Killer Kids
    Killer Kids
    Project Runway Junior
    Project Runway Junior
    Flowers in the Attic
    Flowers in the Attic
    Devious Maids
    Devious Maids
    The Red Tent
    The Red Tent
    Project Runway All Stars
    Project Runway All Stars
    Jump!
    Jump!
    Fit to Fat to Fit
    Fit to Fat to Fit
    Mom's Cooking
    Mom's Cooking
    Petals On the Wind
    Petals On the Wind
    Dance Moms: Miami
    Dance Moms: Miami
    Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
    Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
    Pretty Wicked Moms
    Pretty Wicked Moms
    Vivica's Black Magic
    Vivica's Black Magic
    Blood Ties
    Blood Ties
    Hopelessly in Love
    Hopelessly in Love
    The Protector
    The Protector
    One Born Every Minute
    One Born Every Minute
    Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story
    Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story
    Little Women: Terra's Little Family
    Little Women: Terra's Little Family
    Preachers' Daughters
    Preachers' Daughters
    The Pop Game
    The Pop Game
    My Sweet Audrina
    My Sweet Audrina
    Mommy's Little Boy
    Mommy's Little Boy
    So Sharp
    So Sharp
    The Lizzie Borden Chronicles
    The Lizzie Borden Chronicles
    A Day Late and a Dollar Short
    A Day Late and a Dollar Short
    Human Trafficking
    Human Trafficking
    The Brittany Murphy Story
    The Brittany Murphy Story
    Celebrity Home Raiders
    Celebrity Home Raiders
    Against the Wall
    Against the Wall
    True Tori
    True Tori
    Born in the Wild
    Born in the Wild
    Atlanta Plastic
    Atlanta Plastic
    Deadly Wives
    Deadly Wives
    7 Days of Sex
    7 Days of Sex
    Seriously Funny Kids
    Seriously Funny Kids
    Prank My Mom
    Prank My Mom
    Coming Home
    Coming Home
    How To Look Good Naked
    How To Look Good Naked
    The Gabby Douglas Story
    The Gabby Douglas Story
    The Secret Tapes of the O.J. Case: The Untold Story
    The Secret Tapes of the O.J. Case: The Untold Story
    Starving Secrets with Tracey Gold
    Starving Secrets with Tracey Gold
    Lifetime True Crimes Collection
    Lifetime True Crimes Collection
    The Capture of the Green River Killer
    The Capture of the Green River Killer
    America
    America
    Growing Up Supermodel
    Growing Up Supermodel
    Presumed Dead In Paradise
    Presumed Dead In Paradise
    Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp
    Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp
    The Hunt for the Labyrinth Killer
    The Hunt for the Labyrinth Killer
    Nora Roberts Collection
    Nora Roberts Collection
    Under the Gunn
    Under the Gunn
    Bama State Style
    Bama State Style
    Deliverance Creek
    Deliverance Creek
    Gay, Straight or Taken?
    Gay, Straight or Taken?
    My Neighbor's Secret
    My Neighbor's Secret
    Little Women LA Terra's Little Family
    Little Women LA Terra's Little Family
    America's Most Wanted
    America's Most Wanted
    Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story
    Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story
    State of Mind
    State of Mind
    The Cheerleader Murders
    The Cheerleader Murders
    Glam Masters
    Glam Masters
    My Great Big Live Wedding With David Tutera
    My Great Big Live Wedding With David Tutera
    Surviving Jeffrey Epstein
    Surviving Jeffrey Epstein
    The Week the Women Went
    The Week the Women Went
    24 Hour Catwalk
    24 Hour Catwalk
    Lovespring International
    Lovespring International
    Project Runway: Threads
    Project Runway: Threads
    The Lottery
    The Lottery
    The Jacksons: Next Generation
    The Jacksons: Next Generation
    Taken Back: Finding Haley
    Taken Back: Finding Haley
    Get Married
    Get Married
    The Big Fat Wedding Walk
    The Big Fat Wedding Walk
    An Officer and a Murderer
    An Officer and a Murderer
    The Pregnancy Project
    The Pregnancy Project
    Little Women LA: Couples Retreat
    Little Women LA: Couples Retreat